capelet: windsor store c/o | scarf: windsor store c/o | turtleneck: h&m {similar style} | leggings: anthropologie {similar here} | boots: seychelles | bag: tory burch | glasses: prada | watch: michael kors | hair ties: 6d hair ties c/o, sephora | lips: rebel by mac

So you may recall my new year resolutions including “daily TRX classes”…well, part of my plan has been to attend the classes in the morning. 
< Note: I am not a morning person. >
I expected to sleep through the snooze at some point and it happened on Tuesday. My typical self would see this as an instant failure. But, because I’m more prepared mentally and emotionally this time around (I’ve learned to accept myself, my tendencies, strengths, weaknesses, etc.) I decided the 8 p.m. class after work would be just as effective.
When 5 p.m. rolled around, I was already telling myself I was pretty tired and questioning whether it was worth it to wait around for class. I changed into my gym clothes and even that was bringing me down. All I could see was every reason I didn’t look good in them–another validation that my idea of going home was a good one. Mostly, I was feeling fearful. Fearful of my ability to get through a challenging workout and fearful of how bad I’d look trying.
< Fast forward… >
I went to class. I made new friends. I felt stronger than expected in every workout. I left feeling so confident, I stopped at my other gym on the way home and ran 3 miles on the treadmill.
We will always have excuses when we feel afraid.
We will always feel better when we keep our promises to ourselves.
Do whatever will make your future self proud and soon you will be that person. πŸ˜‰

Have a great weekend!



  1. What a cute cape!!!! Loving the colors of your outfit too!
    Kat |

    Posted January 10, 2014 | Reply
  2. LOVE this look! That cape is so cute and I love those pants on you!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

    Posted January 10, 2014 | Reply
  3. Such a great look, girl! What an awesome pair of pants! And rock on for pushing yourself and going to class! Most of life's challenges are worth accomplishing! Love it! πŸ™‚

    Posted January 10, 2014 | Reply
  4. Absolutely love, love, love this look!! Gorgeous!

    Posted January 10, 2014 | Reply
  5. gorgeous boots!
    ladies in navy

    Posted January 10, 2014 | Reply
  6. Reading your story this morning is making Me get off the couch! It's super tough to make ourselves dis-robe this time of year and take care of ourselves in other more productive ways! Thanks for the inspiration,,workout And outfit-wise!!)

    Posted January 10, 2014 | Reply
  7. What a beautiful cape, is so elegant!

    Cee. β™₯
    Code Overdressed

    Posted January 10, 2014 | Reply
  8. Great message, and one that I will have to keep telling myself to conquer my New Years resolution. Thanks! πŸ™‚

    Posted January 10, 2014 | Reply
  9. that's such a pretty cape on you! xo

    Posted January 10, 2014 | Reply
  10. Good for you!! I love your cape as well! Happy Friday!

    x abigail, the fabulous life of a natural disaster

    Posted January 10, 2014 | Reply
  11. Ashley says:

    So pretty, I love this cape!!

    Happy Friday!
    Sincerely Miss Ash

    Posted January 10, 2014 | Reply
  12. Melanie says:

    Loving this outfit gilrie! you look stunning and your hair is looking amazing lately!

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde

    Posted January 11, 2014 | Reply
  13. Gorgeous! Love the colored pants!!!!!

    The Retail Therapist

    Posted January 11, 2014 | Reply
  14. Fashion says:

    Beautiful winter look on you.


    Posted January 13, 2014 | Reply
  15. Calicrest says:

    Love this look and I'm loving your blog! Your hair and makeup are gorgeous and I love this outfit!

    Posted January 17, 2014 | Reply
  16. Absolutely stunning!


    Posted January 18, 2014 | Reply